Cristina M. Canals-Silander

CAHSI Southeast Connector

I am currently the CAHSI Southeast Region Connector at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. I have a M.S. in Community Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. My professional experience with underrepresented groups and communities have given me the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for community organizing, mobilization and outreach that could be applied to contribute to CAHSI's 2030 vision. Through the collective Impact approach, I expect that the Southeast CAHSI Region can work together and align collaborative efforts that will bring us close to the CAHSI's 2030 vision.


CAHSI Efforts

Our regional efforts are focused on Increasing female participation In the computing field, disseminating and promoting the participation of the region In professional development opportunities, and the Implementation of signature practices across the region.

By 2030, Hispanics will represent 20% or more of those who earn credentials in computing. Consider your efforts in areas such as k-12, bridging (2 years to 4 years, undergraduate to graduate studies), recruitment, retention, support structures, career preparation, and/or professional development. *




  • Community Outreach
  • Community Organizing
  • Networking
  • Strategizing for mobilization
  • Dissemination of opportunities